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Mel Asberry

Mel Asberry
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Mel Asberry is an experienced Designated Airworthiness Representative specializing in Experimental/Amateur-Built aircraft. He and his wife, Ann, have built seven amateur-built airplanes including two ultralight types, a Moni Motorglider, a Dragonfly Mk2, two RV-6s and a Zenair CH 601HDS. They are currently building a scratch-built biplane.

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Heeding manufacturer overhaul times, about the repairman certificate.
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Modifying different types of Light Sport Aircraft, updating Phase II operating limitations.
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25+ Years with an RV-6

The story of N168TX.

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Licensing a partially completed project. Does major repair work count as building?

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Hiring a professional build center to build an Experimental Light Sport Aircraft.

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LSA weight increase, compass requirements, gyroplane DARs, E/A-B inspector eligibility.

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Repairman certificate eligibility, who to list as the manufacturer, installing ADS-B equipment.

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Importing a Canadian experimental to the U.S., maintenance regs, Form 8000-3 confusion.

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SLSA max empty weight, sailplane condition inspections, licensing a RANS S-7LS as an ELSA.

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Questions about operating limitations when changing engines and adding avionics for IFR.